Submissions/The next billion users on Wikipedia with Open Source Webfonts

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA
Jump to: navigation, search
Yes check.svg

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 
682
Title of the submission
The next billion users for Wikipedia with Open Source WebFonts
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Alolita Sharma
E-mail address

alolita.sharma@gmail.com

Username
alolitasharma
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
Personal homepage or blog
http://opensourcebuzz.technetra.com/
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikipedia readership is growing at an exponential pace globally. And for the first time in Wikipedia's 11 year history, it rolled out open source WebFonts in January 2012 to make open knowledge more accessible to billions of readers in 14 major Indic languages. This presentation is about open source internationalization (I18n) tools and technologies such as WebFonts, Narayam being developed by the WMF I18N team enables millions of users to render content in their web browser with embedded fonts. Learn more about how open source internationalization technology such as WebFonts, Narayam and language support tools for multi-language translation are helping make valuable content on the Web more accessible. Also learn about the long-term roadmap for language support for Wikimedia projects.

Track
Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes (if I get sponsorship for travel costs)
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides will be provided for presentation. Being prepared currently.
Special request as to time of presentations
None


Interested attendees

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).

  1. Amir E. Aharoni (talk)
  2. Logicwiki (talk) 08:40, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
  3. Marcio De Assis (talk) 18:49, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. Pginer (talk) 18:12, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. Add your username here.